Rules of Engagement

10 Best Episodes of Rules of Engagement - Season 5

Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer, a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey, and a single guy on the prowl, Russell. As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster. People can describe the ride to you, but to really know what it's like you have to experience it for yourself.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

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Rules of Engagement - S5E11

#15 - Refusing to Budget (Season 5 - Episode 11)

Timmy teaches Russell how to budget after all utilities are suddenly turned off. Audrey tells someone all about publishing and shows off her office.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 169 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E13

#14 - The Home Stretch (Season 5 - Episode 13)


When Jeff discovers that a guy is giving Audrey home pilates classes, he wants to make a change. Meanwhile, Adam tells Jennifer specifics about his football past.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 176 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E12

#13 - Little Bummer Boy (Season 5 - Episode 12)

When Russell decides to borrow a Holiday concept of gift-giving from Adam, both Adam and his co-workers are in for surprises. Meanwhile, Audrey wants to make people laugh at Jeff's Holiday party.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 169 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E6

#12 - Baked (Season 5 - Episode 6)


Audrey goes stir crazy after quitting her job and decides to start a cookie business. Meanwhile, Timmy tries to be one of the guys.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 180 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E16

#11 - Jeff Day (Season 5 - Episode 16)

Jeff's day goes as planned and is messed up when the house keeper drops by. Adam's eye twitches and he finds out what may cause it.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 177 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E9

#10 - The Big Picture (Season 5 - Episode 9)


When Russell's trust fund is cut off by his mother, he gets a taste of how life will be after moving in with Timmy. Meanwhile, Audrey helps Jeff impress his boss in order to get a raise.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 164 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E3

#9 - Rug-of-War (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Jeff wants to see if he can get Audrey to get the rug back after Jeff gets sentimental about the rug and reminds Audrey about all the good times they had on that rug.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 156 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E21

#8 - The Jeff Photo (Season 5 - Episode 21)


When an old photo of Jeff appears in an art gallery, he decides it's time to make some changes in his life. Meanwhile, Russell experiences a slump with women until he sees a familiar face.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 170 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E8

#7 - Les-bro (Season 5 - Episode 8)

Jeff and Audrey finally settle on a surrogate. Meanwhile, Russell's mother, Bunny, comes to town.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 169 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E20

#6 - Beating the System (Season 5 - Episode 20)


Jeff and Audrey are in for a big change when Brenda finds out she is pregnant. Timmy is Adam and Jennifer's wedding planner.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 169 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E4

#5 - Handy Man (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Audrey tries to be more spontaneous in the bedroom with Jeff. Meanwhile, Russell invites Timmy to join him on a business trip to distract him from his fear of flying.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 178 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E5

#4 - Play Ball (Season 5 - Episode 5)


When Audrey realizes how miserable her job is making her, she contemplates quitting. Meanwhile, Allison tells Timmy she wants to slow things down.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 172 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E10

#3 - Fun Run (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Jeff struggles to figure out how to ask his co-workers to donate money for Audrey's 10K charity run after telling them that he doesn't want to participate in their fund raisers anymore.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 160 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E19

#2 - The Set Up (Season 5 - Episode 19)


Russell finds Timmy has a sister and wants to date her. Audrey and Jeff play match maker for their neighbour Liz.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 172 votes.

Rules of Engagement - S5E7

#1 - Mannequin Head Ball (Season 5 - Episode 7)

When Jeff can't get out of the lease for a retail space he rented for Audrey's fleeting cookie business, he and Adam invent a new game involving the heads of mannequins. Meanwhile, Russell and Timmy go on a double date.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 187 votes.

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